I decided to treat myself to some of the new Distress Oxides colours - well, I realise they aren't really all that new anymore, but I just haven't gotten around to buying them. It was so much fun unwrapping them and of course, I immediately wanted to try them out.
I was playing around earlier with the cling wrap technique, inspired by the CAS Mix Up challenge. As I had some cling wrap on my desk I thought I might as well use my new inks to try it out. I used a very light grey card as the background for the inking. I inked a rainbow of Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron on cling wrap and spritzed generously with water before pressing the card against the cling wrap and scrunching it around to create the creases. I might be a bit biased as rainbow is my favourite colour, but I love the way it turned out. As the challenge is Cling Wrap + Stamping + Your Choice, my choice is die cutting.
When I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches I thought that would be the perfect way to highlight the pretty panel and not distract too much from it. I'm also linking up with Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers where T is for Technique (although without any snark this time... my sentiment stash is sadly lacking in Snark which I need to rectify!) and Shopping Our Stash where the theme is "Out with the old, in with the new". My old is my old STAMPlorations dies and stamps as well as those rhinestones which have been around for aaaages! The "something new" is the new (to me) technique. My stash was a bit low on Birthday cards, and this is a great versatile one.
Card: light grey card, black card, shimmering white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Blossom Overture
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron
Other: STAMPlorations Happy Word Die, adhesive rhinestones from my stash
Beautiful rainbow card front, Karola. The perfect sentiment with the large Happy ... rainbows are happy all the time! :) Great work with the technique. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
Your background is beautiful!!! I am definitely going back to this technique; I liked my results and love yours! I also like the way your layered *happy* pops against the background. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
don't you just love the pleats of the cling wrap, such an awesome background. Thanks for playing along with CAS Mix up cling wrap :)
Gorgeous rainbow cling wrap background, Karola. Love how you used the sketch challenge. So pretty. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs
Oooh! I need to CASE your everything here! Add I was reading your post, I was thinking how clever you were in combining these challenges! Congrats on your new DOx's... Yum. I have never used the cling wrap technique and I'm thinking I need to try out with DOx today! Thanks for sharing at SOS this week.
I love these rainbow colors, Karola! And the cling wrap left beautiful patterns! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!
The Distress Oxides are wonderful for the clink technique, they are so creamy that you always get pretty results.
Thank you for playing along with SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Gorgeous - I've been playing with the technique but haven't produced anything as scrumptious - or should that be SCRUNCHious - as this! Thanks for sharing your technique with us at SOSS
Oh wow! That background is totally awesome! Perfect blending and wonderful colours make this one striking card. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!
oh wow what a beautiful card and a great example of that fab technique as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (old & new!) STASH with us this week! ♥
What a beautiful rainbow background you created with this technique Karola! I'm glad you made it front and center with just the dark sentiment and a little bling so we could really appreciate those colors! thanks for joining us in CAS Mix Up! Julia xx
Love the background - those colours - just awesome!!
Thanks for getting your technique on with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!
Wow, an amazing background! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
Majo - DT ♥
Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, your technique is a brilliant share and I love your card, Jo x
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